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Ubi caritas

1998; mixed voices, unaccompanied
author of text
Antiphon during the Washing of the Feet and Vespers on Maundy Thursday

The marriage of two friends in 1998 provided the perfect opportunity to set a text very dear to Dubra, one that he sees as expressing love and hope. Although Ubi caritas forms a part of the Maundy Thursday liturgy it also conveys ideal sentiments for a marriage ceremony. The soprano melody is simple and built around thirds, yet with the contours suggesting a brimming over of emotion.

from notes by Rupert Gough � 2009

Le mariage de deux amis de Dubra en 1998 lui a fourni l’occasion parfaite de mettre en musique un texte qui lui est très cher et qui, à son avis, exprime l’amour et l’espoir. Bien qu’Ubi caritas fasse partie de la liturgie du Jeudi saint, il exprime aussi des sentiments idéaux pour une cérémonie de mariage. La mélodie des sopranos est simple et construite autour de tierces, mais avec des contours évoquant un débordement d’émotion.

extrait des notes rédigées par Rupert Gough � 2009
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Die Hochzeit von zwei Freunden Dubras 1998 lieferte die perfekte Gelegenheit, einen Text zu vertonen, der Dubra sehr am Herzen lag und seiner Ansicht nach Liebe und Hoffnung ausdrückt. Obwohl Ubi caritas Teil der Liturgie für Gründonnerstag ist, vermittelt es auch die ideale Stimmung für eine Trauungsfeier. Die Sopranmelodie ist schlicht und um Terzen konstruiert, aber die Konturen deuten ein Überfließen von Emotionen an.

aus dem Begleittext von Rupert Gough � 2009
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works


Track 14 on CDA67799 [4'40]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67799 track 14

Recording date
10 January 2009
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works (CDA67799)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2009
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